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Coffeeville Student Wins Peace Poster Contest At Local And District Level, Advances To State

Coffeeville sixth grader Kaylee Varnado won the Peace Poster Contest at the local and district level and now advances to state competition. She is pictured with her parents (from left) Sandra Varnado and Derick Varnado, past district governor and Water Valley Lions Club Peace Poster Chairperson Barron Caulfield; past district governor Charles Johnson and Mississippi District Governor Lion Amanda (Amy) Harrison.

By Terrie Thomas Johnson
Water Valley
Lions Club

WATER VALLEY – For peace to be anything more than a possibility, we need to make it a priority. Each year, Lions Club International asks young students from countries all over the world to create a poster that speaks to our world’s infinite potential for kindness once we commit to pursuing the idea of peace without limits.

For over three decades, Lions clubs around the globe have been sponsoring this special art contest in schools and youth groups. Creating peace posters gives children everywhere the chance to express their visions of peace and inspire the world through art and creativity.

Coffeeville Elementary sixth grader, Kaylee Varnado, is the contest winner for the Water Valley Lions Club.  Her art was  entered into the Mississippi District 30-M level contest and she also won there. She was presented her prize at the District 30-M Mid-Winter Convention in Starkville and her entry has now been sent to the State level. If she wins for Mississippi, the poster will be entered in the International Contest competing  with young artists from all over the globe.

Water Valley Lions Club is very proud to sponsor Kaylee throughout each level of competition and wish her good luck in the next round.

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